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The Hall of a Thousand Columns: Hindustan to Malabar with Ibn Battutah
     

The Hall of a Thousand Columns: Hindustan to Malabar with Ibn Battutah

by Tim Mackintosh-Smith, Martin Yeoman (Illustrator)
 

Born in 1304, Ibn Battutah left his native Tangier as a young scholar of law; over the 30 years that followed he visited most of the known world between Morocco and China. In this enchanting travelogue, Tim Mackintosh-Smith retraces one leg of the Moroccan’s journey: the dizzy ladders and terrifying snakes of his Indian career as a judge and hermit,

Overview


Born in 1304, Ibn Battutah left his native Tangier as a young scholar of law; over the 30 years that followed he visited most of the known world between Morocco and China. In this enchanting travelogue, Tim Mackintosh-Smith retraces one leg of the Moroccan’s journey: the dizzy ladders and terrifying snakes of his Indian career as a judge and hermit, courtier and prisoner, ambassador and castaway. From the plains of Hindustan to the plateaus of the Deccan and the lost ports of Malabar, an India far off the beaten path of Taj and Raj—glittering and grotesque but genuine—is revealed here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719562259
Publisher:
John N. Murray
Publication date:
03/07/2005
Edition description:
New
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


Tim Mackintosh-Smith is the author of Travels with a Tangerine and Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land, winner of the 1998 Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award.

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